My name is Ben Bader. I’m a programmer, amateur pianist, and transplated Midwesterner. I work in San Francisco, on a Macbook, writing Android apps, for Microsoft - this blog and its opinions are mine alone. I like to write about programming, startups, and side-projects.


I was Android Lead at KeepSafe, a mobile-privacy startup in San Francisco, for a few years. Before that I worked at Rdio, Square, and a number of other startups for a few more years, doing a bit of just about everything.

In a past life I was a classical musician, and although I still spend my working days at a keyboard, I mainly play the radio now.